Iconic Cushendun pub Mary McBride's put up for sale

Mary McBride's of Cushendun was first licensed in the 1860s.

AN award-winning Glens of Antrim pub has gone on the market.

Mary McBride’s - 'The Little Black Door' of Cushendun, has been listed for sale at £350,000.

The pub, which was first licensed in the 1860s, was once considered one of the smallest bars in Ireland.

Named for its late landlady, the pub has become a tourist focal point for the scenic Antrim coastal village.

It’s one of only 10 pubs in the north to boast one of the Game of Thrones doors, carved from the wood from trees felled by storms at the iconic Dark Hedges.

Mary McBride's Game of Thrones door, a nod to the locale's inclusion in the HBO TV series. Ciaran Gallagher's mural (inset).

Cushendun’s nearby caves were among the scenic locations used in the worldwide HBO smash hit series.

The current proprietor, Cormac McKeegan, who has been involved in the pub for over 16 years, told Belfast Live the building, constructed in the 1830s, was first licensed in around 160 years ago by Mary McBride's great grandfather Daniel.

Mary’s parents later inherited the pub and ran it until 1951, before the pub’s namesake took over, running the venue until her death in 1982.

It was taken over by Cormac McKeegan and his sister Fiona in 2006.

Mary McBride's was immortalised in this 2021 mural by the artist Ciaran Gallagher.


The property is being marketed by Cushendall-based estate agent Daniel McAlister & Son.